Delanee lived on the East Coast in NY and CT, until the age of 15 when she moved to Colorado with her family. Before leaving the East Coast, she trained at New Cannan Mounted Troop, a junior calvary. The intensive school was both a riding and leadership program - a program that Delanee continues to draw from in her own practice. Based on a strong work ethic, her athletes learn horsemanship, riding, stable management, all while fostering that unique respect and connection that only a horse can give its rider!
Horses have always been a passion for Delanee, not only riding, but also as animals to learn from. Besides working with, and for, many hunter/jumper trainers in Colorado, Arizona and California, Delanee finds tremendous value in working with natural horsemanship trainers, and the skills that humans can learn that foster real and positive relationships with her equine partners.
A Colorado native, Grace has been a proud “horse girl” all her life. She started riding with Delanee at 8 yrs. old through high school. After taking a break from riding to do a little soul searching, she jumped at the opportunity to ride, teach and learn with Delanee again.
Jude has been riding with Delanee since the age of 5. She loves teaching and loves all things equine!
Jude lives at Oh Be Joyful Stables and owns a OTTB, Moose. With Delanee's help, Jude has trained Moose and is working towards her goal of showing Grand Prix.